(Robert) R.A.J. Borst MSc

(Robert) R.A.J. Borst MSc
PhD Candidate Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management Health Care Governance (HCG)
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
J 6-
Telephone
+31 6 13390058
Email
borst@eshpm.eur.nl

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My first interaction with the practice of scientific research occurred while working as medical radiation technologist. I was intrigued to see that some studies had very practical consequences, whereas others seemed to end up on a bookshelf. Convinced to find an answer by becoming part of the scientific community, I decided to pursue a degree in health sciences.

Over the past years I have explored several domains of the wider health research community. I came to learn that I really enjoy lecturing and thus spent some time guiding students through the specifics of epidemiology and biostatistics. In increasing fashion, I was drawn to the wider societal embedding of health research, in particular the use of such research in policy…

My first interaction with the practice of scientific research occurred while working as medical radiation technologist. I was intrigued to see that some studies had very practical consequences, whereas others seemed to end up on a bookshelf. Convinced to find an answer by becoming part of the scientific community, I decided to pursue a degree in health sciences.

Over the past years I have explored several domains of the wider health research community. I came to learn that I really enjoy lecturing and thus spent some time guiding students through the specifics of epidemiology and biostatistics. In increasing fashion, I was drawn to the wider societal embedding of health research, in particular the use of such research in policy and practice.

I started my knowledge translation endeavour working with Prof. Boaz on a project on stakeholder engagement. The project sought to explore how engagement of stakeholders in (research) projects may increase the likelihood that the findings of that particular project will be used. Ever since I have worked on better understanding how translation of knowledge into action works, in particular focussing on the wider ecosystem of knowledge translation and its institutionalisation.

During my work I have the opportunity to be involved in several teaching activities, including a role as lecturer in several (under)graduate programmes, guest speaker on field-epidemiology, and supervisor of interns. Public speaking provides me with a lot of energy and inspiration, so I am always open to invitations or requests.

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Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

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Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam